Carolina Panthers Observations: Kony Ealy’s struggles, Tre Boston’s tweak, Tavarres King’s highlight catch, more
07/29/2014 5:56 PM
07/29/2014 5:57 PM
Observations from Tuesday’s Carolina Panthers training camp practice at Wofford College:• Safety Tre Boston (sports hernia) practiced for the first time this camp but it didn’t last long. Boston was carted off at the end of practice with a groin injury and later he said it “was just a little tweak.”
• Rookie defensive end Kony Ealy struggled Tuesday. He was blocked consistently in one-on-one drills, including getting dominated by Byron Bell and later blocked to the ground by undrafted rookie Andrew Norwell.
• Receiver Tavarres King delivered the highlight of the day when he hauled in a 50-yard touchdown from Cam Newton during team drills. He beat safety Robert Lester in coverage.
• Cornerback Josh Thomas (back) practiced for the first time Tuesday after being on the non-football injury list during camp.
• There were no drops during punt return drills among Antoine Cason, Kenjon Barner and Philly Brown. The punts came off the feet of Brad Nortman and Jordan Gay and not a machine.
• Safety Colin Jones had a nice pass breakup on a hurried Derek Anderson throw. Jones has settled in nicely to his safety role after being primarily a special teams player last year.
• Kicker Graham Gano made a 60-yard field goal during practice. On the kick before it he made a 56-yarder with ease.
• Cornerback Charles Godfrey had a better day Tuesday. He batted away a Joe Webb pass intended for Brenton Bersin and then wagged his finger at Webb.
• Newton threw two interceptions Tuesday. Bene’ Benwikere and Cason each had one.
• Defensive end Wes Horton (groin) and linebacker Craig Roh (ankle) did not practice. Rivera expects them back when the team practices again Thursday.
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